Princess Anne receives Special Mention from the Queen for her tireless royal work | Royal | New
The Princess Royal, 71, is known to be one of the most hardworking members of the cabinet and is considered a safe pair of hands. Her trip to Paris proved it once again and received a special mention from the Queen’s official Twitter account.
Queen Elizabeth II’s only daughter is a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and has traveled to the French capital to visit some of the venues that will host the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Anne was the very first member of the British Royal Family to compete in the Olympics as a member of the GB team’s equestrian team and has a special connection to the event.
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She competed in the 1976 Montreal Olympics on Goodwill, the Queen’s horse.
On Tuesday, the royal family’s official Twitter account @RoyalFamily shared photos of the Princess Royal in Paris, walking along the Seine and meeting officials.
During her trip, Anne met representatives of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Rugby World Cup France 2023.
Anne’s commitment to the Games comes as no surprise. She has long been associated with the Olympic Games, not only for her IOC membership in 1988 but also for her equestrian career.
On Twitter, the royal family posted a message of gratitude to France saying: “Thank you for the warm welcome, Paris!”
The message elicited praise for Anne.
Twitter user @brigantia__ commented: “Such a hard worker, role model and incredible woman who has given tremendous strength to the backbone of today’s monarchy.”
@wentworth_nancy acknowledged her outfit, saying: “The Princess Royal wears beautiful boots.”
Princess Anne is often at the top of the list of hard-working royals. Last year, she was crowned No.1 as she attended 148 official engagements and spent 145 days in public office.
She was followed by her brother, Prince Charles; The Queen; Prince Edward and Prince William.
With data showing Anne has accomplished more royal engagements than any other royal so far, 2021 could see her in the same position again.
Twitter user @heathenstanley described the Princess Royal as “a real merit for this country”.